Meet our instructors

We bring you the most talented group of Yearbook experts from around the country to the South East. Don't miss hearing all they have to say this summer.

John Cutsinger semi-retired last year after 16 years in the classroom as a yearbook, newspaper and magazine adviser and 27 years as a Jostens educational and creative manager. A JEA Certified Journalism Educator, John takes great pride in his CSPAA Gold Key, his NSPA Pioneer, his JEA Medal of Merit and Friend of Scholastic Journalism, his SIPA Distinguished Adviser Award, and Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Journalism Teacher of the Yeah. “It is amazing that my entire life has revolved around capturing and preserving memories that last a lifetime for millions,” he said.

Lauren Logsdon is a Certified Journalism Educator, Adobe Certified Associate, and 5-time Printing Industries of America winner. She’s a Photoshop diva, and InDesign guru, and a walking AP Style Guide. Lauren’s work has also been recognized at state scholastic press association events, as well as nation-wide through the Jostens Look Book. Lauren teaches at workshops every spring, summer and fall to show staffs the newest innovations in the yearbook world.

Lisa Brondyke has taught Journalism, and advised the yearbook at Providence Christian Academy in Lilburn, GA for 10 years. Her books have won local or national recognition for eight years in a row, including a gold crown and gold and silver medals from CSPA, and Superior ratings from GSPA. Lisa has a degree in Journalism from Georgia State University and worked as a television reporter and corporate trainer before becoming a high school teacher.

Wendy Regan taught yearbook at Landmark Christian School in Fairburn, GA for eight years. Her students' publications have been recognized nationally as NSPA All-Americans and CSPA Gold medalists. Their 2012 yearbook was one of 12 national samples for Jostens and it has twice earned the distinction of Jostens National Yearbook Program of Excellence. She currently judges for CSPA and Colorado High School Press Association.

 

Krista Walker is the adviser of the Treasures staff at Pleasant Valley High School in Jacksonville, AL.  Minoring in graphic arts and layout, she has more than 10 years experience in professional photography while working with the Anniston Star shooting college football games, NASCAR races, politics, and lifestyle photos.  A Jacksonville State University Teacher Hall of Fame State Finalist, Krista’s passion is to combine teaching and photography so that others can practice the art of photography and become more creative with their skills at their own schools.

Krista will be teaching the Photojournalism series.

Rebecca Maxwell is a Jostens Associate Accounts Manager. Rebecca taught yearbook at Creekview High School in Canton, GA and at Georgia Cyber Academy (K-12) statewide for seven years. She holds degrees in English Education as well as Business Administration from Kennesaw State and Indiana University. Her students' publications have been recognized nationally as CSPA Gold medalists and NSPA Silver Medalists with Marks of Distinction for Design. Creekview's 2010 yearbook was a Jostens national sample. She has also served as a judge for CSPA.

Meet more members of our outstanding workshop team.

Tyler Melton, CJE began working with yearbooks in college where he was a graduate from the Troy University Hall School of Journalism. Tyler partners with more than 100 schools in 35 counties throughout Alabama.

Now he enjoys utilizing his journalism and business backgrounds to help schools tell their story in the yearbook. He loves the fact that the yearbook is an outlet for student creativity where they can learn key technical and life skills in journalism, design and business. In 2013 Tyler earned the Certified Journalism Education recognition from the Journalism Education Association.

Payton Zeigler joined Jostens 17 years ago and has had a very successful career in yearbook publishing with Jostens, He has the skills to guide a yearbook staff through creating and publishing an award winning yearbook. Payton will help you with any technology questions, teach the online program or Adobe InDesign program, keep you in budget and help enhance your book with yearbook journalism training.

Steven Wingbermuehle was affectionately coined “Wingman” by an amazing yearbook staff. Was it the inability to pronounce his name? Was it the dedication to always be by their side servicing, educating, and celebrating as a partner in the school?

Steven currently services northwest Florida and southwest Alabama schools and resides in beautiful Daphne, AL. Steven graduated from Spring Hill College with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Prior to working with Jostens he was a certified Project Managing consultant where his teams implemented Healthcare Technology. Keeping projects on-time, on budget and in scope transferred seamlessly to the world of yearbook.

Steven believes building a yearbook should be fun, challenging, and rewarding. He loves classroom interaction, teaching, and learning from the advisers, and students. Steven believes staffs should push the envelope in creation, design, and don’t be afraid to blend tradition with modern style.

 

Bennett Yerger is new to the Birmingham area having recently moved from Madison, Mississippi, and like Jeremy, he is an Ole Miss Rebel. He received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Mississippi with a degree in Integrated Marketing and Communications and a minor in Business. His degree combines both journalism and marketing, and those, along with a background in graphic design, have been great skills to have in working with yearbook sponsors.

After working for Jostens in Mississippi covering a territory that ranged from West Tennessee through Mississippi down to the Alabama coast, Bennett is excited to focus his efforts in Northern Alabama and meet schools and sponsors spanning from Birmingham to Huntsville.

 

Chris Creswell is a graduate of Mississippi State school of accountancy 1987. Have been with Jostens for over 20 years. Lives in Madison Mississippi with wife nikki 3 kids covering South Mississippi South west Alabama and Central Louisiana